Texts and the Repression of Medieval Heresy

Texts and the Repression of Medieval Heresy

Edited by Caterina Bruschi, Peter Biller

Hardback
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York Medieval Press

Overview

Overview

Historiographical survey of inquisition texts, from lists of questions to inquisitor's manual, studies their role in the suppression of heresy.
'Did you see a heretic? When? Where? Who else was there?'. The inquisitor is questioning, and a suspect is replying; a notary is translating from the vernacular into Latin, and writing it down, abbreviating and omitting at will; later there is the reading out of a sentence in public and then, in a few cases, burning. At every stage there is a text: a list of questions, for example, or an inquisitor's how-to-do it manual. The substance and intention of these texts forms the subject of this book. The introduction brings them all together in an historiographical survey of the role of texts in the suppression of heresy, and the volume is crowned by the Quodlibet lecture, in which the doyen of all heresy historians, ALEXANDER PATSCHOVSKY, magisterially surveys the political nature of heresy accusations.

Contributors: MARK PEGG, PETER BILLER, CATERINA BRUSCHI, JAMES GIVEN, JOHN ARNOLD, JESSALYN BIRD, ANNE HUDSON, ALEXANDER PATSCHOVSKY.

Details

December 2002
1 black and white illustrations
276 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
York Studies in Medieval Theology
ISBN: 9781903153109
Format: Hardback
York Medieval Press
BIC HRAM7, 1D, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC REL102000, HIS000000
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Table of Contents

Texts and the Repression of Heresy: Introduction (with Peter Biller) - Caterina Bruschi
Texts and the Repression of Heresy: Introduction (with Caterina Bruschi) - Peter Biller
Heresy and Society: On the Political Function of Heresy in the Medieval World - Dr Alexander Patschovsky
The Construction of Orthodoxy and the (De)construction of Heretical Attacks on the Eucharist in Pastoralia from Peter the Chanter's Circle in ParisPeter the Chanter's Circle in Paris - Jessalynn Bird
Inquisition, Texts and Discourse - John Arnold
'Magna diligentia est habenda per inquisitorem': Precautions before Reading Doat 21-26 - Caterina Bruschi
Questions about Questions: Manuscript 609 and the Great Inquisition of 1245-6 - Mark Pegg
Why no Food? Waldensian Followers in Bernard Gui's Practica inquisitionis and culpe - Peter Biller
The Béguins in Bernard Gui's Liber Sententiarum - James B Given
Fingerprinting an Anonymous Description of the Waldensians. Appendix: Edition and Translation of the De vita et actibus - Peter Biller
The 'Register in the Register': Reflections on the Doat 32 Dossier - Caterina Bruschi
Which Wyche? The Framing of the Lollard Heretic and/or Saint - Anne Hudson

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Scrupulous, creative scholarship. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

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